Fine debut feature from Alper and Binay that looks at a pair of gay men coming of age and their military service in Turkey. One is a bear hiding the truth from his family even as their suspicions have caused them to hire someone to follow him. The other is a 'zenne'; a male belly dancer in a gay bar hiding from the authorities and his conscription. Film leans towards melodrama but provoking nonetheless.
Somehow I kept my expectations low about this movie. I was ready to see a very dark movie focusing on prejudice and all the difficulties of a suppressed niche of the society. Yet, what I saw was color, hope, overcoming obstacles and most importantly "honesty" even if it might kill you. I started to give my stars gradually while I was watching the movie and by the end of the movie I was certain of my decision: 5 stars